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A sand tray and some figurines are
all that is necessary to begin this work.
Invite the child to play in the sand tray.
The main point of the work is for you to
guide the child to create safety for the
figurines in the sand tray. If a figurine is
unsafe then you ask, "How can we help
him?" "What does he need?" or "All the
people are being killed and it's not safe
for them here, let's help them." Use yourself to create a sense of safety. Stay in the
novel metaphor of the figurines. Use your
intuition, and creativity to help the child
move toward feeling safe enough to allow
them to enjoy being alive.

References

Badenoch, B. (2008). Being a brain-wise therapist: A
practical guide to interpersonal neurobiology. New
York, NY: Norton.
Banmen, J., & Maki-Banmen, K. (2006). Satir
Transformational Systemic Therapy (in brief). Surrey,
British Columbia, Canada: Satir Institute of the Pacific.
Cozolino, L. J. (2010). The neuroscience of psychotherapy: Healing the social brain (2nd ed.). New York,
NY: Norton.
De Little, M. M. (2015). Where words can't reach:

Neuroscience and the Satir model in the sand tray (1st
ed.). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Author.
De Little, M. M. (2017). Fostering personal growth for
counsellors through transformative pedagogy and
the learning of an experiential play-based therapy.
(Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Simon Fraser
University, B.C., Canada.
Porges, S. (2011). The poly vagal theory:
Neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication and self-regulation. New York,
NY: Norton.
Satir, V., Banmen, J., Gerber, J., Gomori, M. (1991). The
Satir model: Family therapy and beyond. Palo Alto, CA:
Science and Behavior Books.
Schore, A. N. (2012). The science of the art of psychotherapy. New York, NY: Norton.
Schore, A. N. (2017, March 4). Seattle Schore series.
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Siegel, D. J. (2001). Toward an interpersonal neurobiology of the developing mind: Attachment relationships, "mindsight," and neural integration. Infant
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Madeleine De Little has been a
teacher and school counsellor on
two continents for more than 40
years. She is recently retired from
school counselling and has her
own private practice for children and families.
She also trains counsellors in BC, Canada and
internationally in how to use the Neuroscience
and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray approach
(NSST) to transform depression, anxiety, trauma
and grief. De Little has regular trainings in her
home in Fort Langley and welcomes invitations
from school districts for the year 2018 / 2019 to
come and train school counsellors in the NSST
approach. De Little has written a book entitled, 'Where Words Can't Reach: Neuroscience
and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray', which is
available from her website (see below). De Little
has a Ph.D. on the impact of the NSST training
on the personal growth of counsellors, she is
the research chair of the Satir Institute of the
Pacific, and a faculty member of the Banmen
Satir Management Centre of China. Please
contact De Little for any further information
at mdelittle@gmail.com and/or visit her website
www.wherewordscannotreach.ca.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Counsellor - Winter 2018

President’s Perspective
The Fine Print
Book Review
How the Use of Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray Facilitates Healing in Low-Verbal or Non-Verbal Children
BC School Counseling: Preserving One-on-One Support for Students
SuperConference Recap
Ask an Expert: Dianne Noort Talks about Play Therapy
Counsellor’s Corner
Index to Advertisers
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - intro
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - cover1
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - cover2
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BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - President’s Perspective
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 5
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - The Fine Print
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - Book Review
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - How the Use of Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray Facilitates Healing in Low-Verbal or Non-Verbal Children
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BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - BC School Counseling: Preserving One-on-One Support for Students
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BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - SuperConference Recap
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - Ask an Expert: Dianne Noort Talks about Play Therapy
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